Tim Shickle

Head of Arboriculture & Vegetation, PJ Chaffins

Tim has worked within the Arboricultural and Highway sectors for the past 25 years and has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. Tim’s background within the highways sector has enabled him to have a detailed understanding of how road safety and vegetation management must work in harmony to ensure that vehicular speeds do not increase when trees/shrubs are removed. 

Tim is currently working on a paper relating to maintaining road safety whilst opening up visibility on the rural road network to mitigate the likes of ash dieback and how there is a national opportunity to look at biodiversity net gain across the local and strategic highway networks.

My Sessions at Traffex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Panel: Improving Biodiversity on the UK's Road Networks

14:00 - 14:40 Biodiversity
  • The role transport networks can play in nature’s recovery while also factoring in Vision Zero considerations.
  • Considering how habitat management is important, not just habitat creation
  • The value of the National Highways Soft Estate.
  • How we manage our land, historic management, and consequences.
  • Key biodiversity issues caused by the road network, specifically habitat connectivity.